My current reading, now that I polished off Dennis Lehane’s sequel to Gone Baby Gone (fun, exceptionally well crafted, but not as compelling as the original) is Yoga Body, by scholar Mark Singleton. Singleton (no relation, to my knowledge, to prominent Boston yoga teacher Gregor) is featured prominently in this month’s Yoga Journal, talking about his book, which puts forth the (very well-supported) thesis that our physical yoga practice is neither as old nor as Indian as we thought it was. Which is a bit of a gut check for me, and many other people I’ve talked to.
I’ll have much more to say when I’m done (it’s a dense, scholarly read, so don’t hold your breath waiting), but I didn’t want to wait until then to tell you that if you’re serious about yoga in any form, I think this is a must-read. Fantastic teacher Jill Miller blogs about it in a way that I find very useful.
Have any of you, dear readers, read the book, or the press surrounding Yoga Body (more of it here)? Thoughts?